The High Lord of Summer had gone still, too—and it was pain, real pain, and fear that shone in those stunning blue eyes.

–Feyre, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Tarquin is one of the seven High Lords of Prythian. He rules the Summer Court.


Tarquin has white hair, crystal-blue eyes, and skin the color of dark mahogany.


Tarquin is kind, compassionate and thoughtful. He is not trained like other High Lords and seems to always speak his mind. He wants to unite the High Fae and lesser faeries and desires to see both working and existing together as equals.


A Court of Thorns and Roses

One of his lordlings was caught trying to escape Amarantha's court via the path leading to the Spring Court. Tarquin was forced to watch as Rhysand interrogated and tortured his subject.

Tarquin watches Feyre Archeron's trials and bestows a piece of magic, alongside the six other High Lords, which turns Feyre into an immortal High Fae.

A Court of Mist and Fury

Tarquin shows interest in Feyre and is drawn to her when she and Rhysand visit the Summer Court. The attraction is mainly due to his power, which, after the events Under the Mountain, lives within her. He is unaware of this. Tarquin occasionally flirts with Feyre, and she with him. They enjoy each other's company and he shows her around the Summer Court during her stay. He gifts her one of his precious family heirlooms after she admires his ideals of equality among the High Fae and lesser faeries. After her successful theft of the Summer Court's half of the book, Tarquin sends Rhysand three large blood rubies. These are sent to any offender who officially has a price on their head. In this, the three rubies represent Feyre, Rhysand, and Amren.

In A Court of Wings and Ruin, Tarquin rescinds the blood debt bestowed upon Rhysand, Feyre and Amren in order to achieve a peace between all the High Lords during the meeting.


Summer Court
Characters Tarquin · Varian · Cresseida · Alis · Blue-skinned faerie
Locations Adriata
High Lords and Ladies of Prythian
Current Rhysand · Feyre · Tamlin · Tarquin · Beron · Helion · Kallias · Thesan
Former Tamlin's father · Rhysand's father · Nostrus